100 Greatest Classic Songs Of The 80s And 90s

The 80s and 90s represented a new awakening in music. Dwell in the nostalgia of classic songs of from those magical decades.
100 Greatest Classic Songs of the 80s and 90s
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The 80s is considered an epic decade in music. A lot changed in the 80s. New technology came into being bringing in a plethora of new sounds and recording techniques. Several new genres and their subgenres emerged through the 80s and 90s. What made the 80s a memorable decade was the influences of nonmainstream in mainstream genres. A number of radio stations sprung up in the 80s promoting different types of music that included Rock, Pop, Disco, R&B, Jazz, Blues, Country and Funk among other genres. Furthermore, it was the dawn of revolutionary music television, MTV in particular that connected

the masses with music videos.

The AOR scene in the 80s surged new heights in the 80s. A number of bands and artists of the 80s embarked on tours promoting their music albums. Stadium-acts gained immense popularity in the 80s, and the trend has continued to this day. Bands and artists performed at sell-out venues across the world. Artists that had failed to make an impact in the 70s found mainstream success with their brand of music in the 80s. A new dawn of classic songs had emerged.

Thanks to the music boom, bands and artists that were unsigned in the 70s, struck major recording deals with record companies. While pop music got bigger in the 80s, rock music too gained steady ground. Aside from the disco onslaught in the early 80s, it was Pop, Rock, R&B and Country that impacted audiences globally. Music reached the masses in the literal sense in the 80s and 90s. While Europe and US had a stronghold in the music market since the 50s, the 80s paved the way for the booming Asian Music market.

A number of artists in the 80s and 90s had crossover hits. Songs with different musical styles and genres emerged on various music charts. Also, genre specific audiences started taking a liking to crossover music in the 80s. The 80s and 90s opened new avenues for the music market. Record companies started cashing in big time on compilation albums. ‘Greatest Hits’ compilations and ‘Best Of’ compilations became exceedingly popular in the 80s and 90s. That era has gone… the music remains fresh.

The space below showcases an epic list of classic songs of the 80s and 90s

100 Greatest Classic Songs of the 80s and 90s

  1. Every Breath You Take- The Police (1983)
  2. Take On Me- A-ha (1984)
  3. Sweet Child O’ Mine- Guns N’ Roses (1987)
  4. Girls Just Want To have Fun- Cyndi Lauper (1983)
  5. Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana (1991)
  6. With Or Without You- U2 (1987)
  7. Beat It- Michael Jackson (1982)
  8. Enter Sandman- Metallica (1991)
  9. When Doves Cry- Prince (1984)
  10. Loser- Beck (1993)
  11. Billie Jean- Michael Jackson (1982)
  12. Here I Go Again- Whitesnake (1982)
  13. Don’t Speak- No Doubt (1995)
  14. Everybody Wants To Rule The World- Tears For Fears (1984)
  15. Like A Virgin- Madonna (1984)
  16. Wonderwall- Oasis 1995)
  17. Losing My Religion- R.E.M. (1992)
  18. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now (1987)
  19. Eye of The Tiger- Survivor (1982)
  20. Walk Like An Egyptian- The Bangles (1985)
  21. Under The Bridge- Red Hot Chili Peppers (1991)
  22. I Want To Know What Love is- Foreigner (1984)
  23. Baby One More Time- Britney Spears (1998)
  24. Run TO The Hills- Iron Maiden (1982)
  25. Nothing Compares 2 You- Sinead Connor
  26. Down Under- Men At Work (1980)
  27. Creep- Radiohead (1990)
  28. End of The Road- Boyz 2 Men (1991)
  29. I Wanna Dance With Somebody- Whitney Houston (1987)
  30. Careless Whisper- Wham (1984)
  31. Africa- Toto (1982)
  32. Radio Ga Ga- Queen (1984)
  33. Tears In Heaven- Eric Clapton (1992)
  34. Total Eclipse of The Heart- Bonie Tyler (1981)
  35. Karma Chameleon- Culture Club (1983)
  36. Ice Ice Baby- Vanilla Ice (1990)
  37. One of Us- Joan Osbourne (1995)
  38. Shine- Collective

    Soul (1994)
  39. Genie In A Bottle- Christina Aguilera (1997)
  40. Pour Some Sugar On Me- Def Leppard (1987)
  41. Don't Stop Believing- Journey (1981)
  42. Shattered Dreams- Johnny Hates Jazz (1988)
  43. Waiting For A Girl Like You- Foreigner (1981)
  44. Black Hole Sun- Soundgarden (1994)
  45. Iris- Goo Goo Dolls (1998)
  46. More Than Words- Extreme (1990)
  47. Waterfalls- TLC (1994)
  48. My Heart Will Go On- Celine Dion (1997)
  49. (I  Just) Died In Your Arms- Cutting Crew (1986)
  50. Caribbean Queen- Billy Ocean (1984)
  51. November Rain- Guns N’ Roses (1991)
  52. U Can’t Touch This- MC Hammer (1990)
  53. Everlong- Foo Fighters (1997)
  54. Got My Mind Set On You- George Harrison (1986)
  55. Who Will Save Your Soul- Jewel (1996)
  56. Two Princes- Spin Doctors (1991)
  57. Informer- Snow (1995)
  58. Faith- George Michael (1987)
  59. Walking On Sunshine- Katrina and The Waves (1983)
  60. Jeremy- Pearl Jam (1991)
  61. Building A Mystery- Sarah McLachlan (1997)
  62. Torn- Natalie Imbruglia (1998)
  63. Rock Me Amadeus- Falco (1986)
  64. Girls Just Want to Have Fun- Cyndi Lauper (1984)
  65. All I Wanna Do- Sheryl Crow (1994)
  66. The Final Countdown- Europe (1986)
  67. Welcome to the Jungle- Guns N’ Roses (1987)
  68. Alive- Pearl Jam (1991)
  69. Faithfully- Journey (1983)
  70. Come On Eileen- Dexys Midnight Runners (1982)
  71. Mr. Mister- Broken Wings (1985)
  72. Nothing Else Matters- Metallica (1991)
  73. Endless Love- Lionel Richie and Diana Ross (1981)
  74. Still Loving You- Scorpions (1984)
  75. You Get What You Give- New Radicals (1998)
  76. Achy Breaky Heart- Billy Ray Cyrus (1992)
  77. Believe- Cher (1999)
  78. Right here Waiting- Richard Marx (1989)
  79. Keep On Loving You- REO Speedwagon (1980)
  80. All Night Long (All Night)- Lionel Richie (1983)
  81. Missing You- John Waite (1984)
  82. Start Me Up- The Rolling Stones (1981)
  83. Just Can't Get Enough- Depeche Mode (1981)
  84. The Flame- Cheap Trick (1988)
  85. Damn I Wish I Was Your Love- Sophie B. Hawkins (1992)
  86. If It Makes You Happy- Sheryl Crow (1996)
  87. No Diggity- Blackstreet (1996)
  88. Addicted To Love- Robert Palmer (1985)
  89. Drive- The Cars (1984)
  90. How Am I Supposed To Live Without You- Michael Bolton (1989)
  91. (Everything I Do) I Do It For You- Bryan Adams (1991)
  92. Straight Up -Paula Abdul (1988)
  93. Every Rose Has It's Thorn- Poison (1988)
  94. Take My Breath Away- Berlin (1986)
  95. Eddie Van Halen- Jump (1983)
  96. Back In Black- AC/DC (1980)
  97. Unbelievable- EMF (1991)
  98. You Oughta Know- Alanis Morissette (1995)
  99. Semi-Charmed Life- Third Eye Blind (1997)
  100. I’m Too Sexy- Right Said Fred (1992)


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